The VANGUARD Hybrid Invikta Paddle is ideal for full court coverage and expansive reach thanks to its elongated shape. The Invikta shaped design developed its reputation as a paddle for players who like some extra power due to it's slightly head-biased weighting, and it's longer handle, allowing players to strike the ball slightly further away from their body. This allows you to generate a larger swing arc, and hence higher impact speeds.
This new VANGUARD Hybrid Series paddle takes advantage of a number of new technological improvements, through the inclusion of a new grip, edge guard and double layered carbon fiber (graphite) face. The "geo grip" is highly cushioned and was launched specifically for the VANGUARD line. It has a high level of moisture absorption and tack. The QuadCarbon fiber surface uses two layers of woven carbon fiber on each side of the paddle (for a total of four layers) to create consistent play and exceptional durability. Testers describe the sweet spot changes from the new face material as "amazing", and "transformative", giving the VANGUARD Hybrid Invikta a sweet spot that is much larger, coming further down the face than ever before. This gives you the extra reach and power the Inviktas are known for, with more defensive blocking capability and ball working control when striking the ball closer to the handle. The edge guard is light weight with a slender profile so it keeps your paddle safe but helps minimize mis-hits.
The VANGUARD Hybrid Invikta Paddle uses the thick X5 polymer core to create a soft, dampened feel that improves dinks and controlled shots like thirds, while still maintaining power for putaway shots.
The VANGUARD Hybrid Invikta Paddle is for players who want to be able to do it all with ease, comfort and speed.